This week’s word of the week is Sacrifice. We enter into Holy week this week too, the most important and dramatic week of the year in the church. The week that we walk in the footsteps of Jesus and head toward the cross on Good Friday and witness the resurrection on Easter Sunday.

This Sunday just past is Palm Sunday. The day when we remember Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. He was praised and welcomed only to be condemned a week later and sentenced to death.

This week in our forms and especially in out Easter Liturgies on Friday we are going to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice for us. How he gave his life to save ours and what it actually means to be a Christian. We are going to explore the very root of our faith and try to understand just what it means for our lives today.

We are going to hear the greatest story every told and we are going to be challenged to write the next chapter.

Finally don’t forget about ‘1000Hours’, In the last week of lent we need to keep up our challenge for us a school to reach 1000 hours of prayer and we’re going to do that by giving over just 2 minutes of each day. One minute before lunch and one minute at the end of the day. In this time it’s an opportunity to pray – however you want for anything you want. If everybody in our community does 2 minutes between now an Easter – it’ll add up to…. 1000 Hours! That’s pretty awesome! If you need some ideas for prayers you can click here!

The ‘Word of the Week’

Think about the people who have made sacrifices for you – how can you show them that you appreciate it?

Big Question

Jesus dying on the cross changed the world – discuss!

Express your thoughts in the comments box below.

Each day you’ll be able to see what other people are thinking in the other forms and have a chance to respond with your thoughts/comments. Come back to the discussion each morning if you can!

illustrated-guide-to-the-triduum-full-sizeIn terms of the liturgy – the Easter Season is the most complex and exciting of the entire year. It can however be a bit hard to understand. Have a look at this: It’s a huge image and you might want to print it out on A3 if you’ve got time but it takes you through the Easter Liturgies and explains why we do what we do!

imagesForm time AoW should always start and end with the Sign of the Cross.

Each day when you’ve finished your discussion/activities spend a few moments in silence to think about the day ahead.

If anybody has anything or anyone they would like to pray for then don’t be afraid to share this with everyone before your end your form time AoW.

You might even want to create a prayer box that you can put intentions into each week if you don’t feel like saying it out loud. 

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